Maharashtra Arogya Mandal - MAM
Maharashtra Arogya Mandal - MAM - is a non-profit NGO established in Pune (the second biggest city in the western Indian State of Maharashtra) in the year 1960 by the well-known social activist, the late Dr. Dada Gujar, and likeminded doctors, with the aim to improve the health and education situation as well as the living conditions of marginalised sections of Indian society in Maharshtra's Pune District.
In co-operation with AWO International MAM was implementing the project “Controlling Vulnerability of the Tribal Community by Enhancing Livelihood Options through Natural Resource Management in Western Ghat Region of Maharashtra, India”. The project ended in December 2010.
The overall objective of the project was to contribute to a self-determined participation of marginalized groups in the development process.
More specifically, the project aimed at controlling the vulnerability of adivasi communities - here the Mahadev Koli adivasi community in Pune District's Bhimashankar region - by enhancing livelihood options through natural resource management.
During the course of the project, MAM was implementing the following main activities:
- Formation and capacity building of Community Based Organizations
- Creating and strengthening village institutions
- Ensuring employment opportunities, particularly for women and marginal families
- Improving the overall life quality of the tribal people through integration of economic development activities, promotion of health, hygiene and sanitation practices, etc.
- Establishing and strengthening of NGO networks
- Creating an environment for the women to participate in the development process as well as to opt for better education
Maharashtra Arogya Mandal
165 A, Malwadi
Pune - 411028
Tel: +91-(0)20-26999405 / 26999102